Verizon EVP and CFO Fran Shammo told investors he recognizes that while cloud services represent a large growth opportunity for them, they need to find a way to differentiate its offering amidst what has become a crowded space.
CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs.
AT&T is more than willing to build its own fiber network in Austin, Texas--as long as it gets the same terms the city is offering to Google for its vaunted 1 Gbps buildout.
Verizon's EVP and CFO Fran Shammo, according to a report in FierceCable , said that while the telco anticipates higher churn for FiOS products during the summer months, he is "confident" the telco will achieve its goal of adding 600,000 new subscribers by the end of the year.
AT&T is seeing some early success with its fiber deployments. Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told investors at a J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is seeing good uptake of its fiber to the building deployments from the small and medium-size business market.
Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.
Frontier Communications told investors on Tuesday that since most of its customers are in rural areas where there's less population density, a 6 Mbps DSL connection is sufficient.
Frontier Communications is moving ahead with its plans to bring broadband services to 50 percent of its markets, including those it gained when it acquired Verizon's rural lines. Using its $71.9 million Connect America Fund award, the telco will extend broadband services to about 67,000 homes this year.
Fran Shammo, EVP and CFO of Verizon, said on Monday during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that they don't hear customers demanding Gbps broadband speeds.
Windstream may not be a wireless operator itself, but it has become a key member of the wireless ecosystem as a provider of Fiber to the Tower backhaul services.